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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

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30/06/2015

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly take costs into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions ...

Renewable energy redoubles its global reach

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29/06/2015

A significant threshold has been crossed by renewable energy as analysts report that the sectorʼs size last year reached double the level it was at just 10 years earlier. This expansion happened in a year when the global economy and energy use both grew, but without a matching rise in emissions of carbon dioxide − the main greenhouse gas targeted in efforts to restrain global warming. ...

New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review

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30/06/2015

New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments. "After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative," Department of Environmental Conservation ...

Flat Panels and Panel PCs with all-round protection for harsh industrial environments

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29/06/2015

19-inch widescreen Flat Panels and Panel PCs with all-round IP65 protection are the latest addition to the Siemens glass-front portfolio. Fitted with a rugged aluminum enclosure, the new devices are designed especially for use at the machine level in harsh industrial environments and can be mounted either from the top or the bottom on a stand or supporting arm system. Simatic IFP1900 PRO Flat ...

The `Labster` seating system by Bimos

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29/06/2015

There are high demands placed on a good laboratory chair – they need to be specially hygienic, comfortable and flexible for use in all areas of work. It needs to take up a minimum amount of space and yet still offer the maximum ergonomics and comfort. Bimos have answered these calls in the form of the Labster chair. No nooks or crannies for microorganisms to collect in, the seamless design ...

Meeting to cover cleanup plan for former nuke missile site

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30/06/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up groundwater at a former nuclear missile site. The project, expected to cost $36 million and take at least 200 years, is for the former Atlas D missile site 15 miles southeast of Cheyenne that was in service only for a ...

Waste-to-Energy: the link between Energy Union and circular economy

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25/06/2015

‘Heat and steam from waste: Linking the Energy Union and the circular economy’ was the title of a workshop organised on 18th June during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015. The Energy Union and the circular economy are complementary policies and must not be separated from each other, and Waste-to-Energy is one of the crucial links between them, highlighted the panellists of the ...

Verderflex is proud to launch its latest innovation in peristaltic pump technology, Steptronic.

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29/06/2015

The new Steptronic range is designed to operate as either a panel mounted or "stand alone" OEM cased unit. The Steptronic features an accurate, high resolution, integrated stepper drive which is suitable for continuous duty and critical "multi-cycle" OEM applications. The units are highly adaptable, offering a wide range of flow rates (0.1 to 1310 ml/min) with a class leading 4096:1 turn down ...

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